Thailand allows laborers to return to offshore jobs

The government of Thailand has allowed thousands of its citizens to return to work overseas as the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) subsided in some countries. The...

Philippine tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. dies at 85

Eduardo Murphy “Danding” Cojuangco, who rebuilt San Miguel Corporation (SMC)— one of the largest business empires in the Philippines, died on Tuesday. He was...

Philippines gets much-awaited ‘A’ credit grade

The Philippines has nabbed the much-coveted “A” credit grade, with the Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) upgrading the country’s rating to “A-” with a...

Philippines turns to online sellers for revenues

The Philippine government has set its sights on online sellers as the country scrambled for revenues amid the global pandemic. In a memorandum posted on...

ASEAN’s Huaren Titans Must Pay Their Dues Beyond COVID-19

In a recently leaked letter, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha made an unconventional appeal to the kingdom’s so-called “five families” to do more for...

Thailand rejects cash aid proposal for civil servants

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has junked a proposal to offer cash aid to 91,000 farming civil servants for supplementary income, arguing that they are...

Singapore to reopen economy next month

Singapore is officially opening up its economy next month, albeit such a plan will be done so in phases, according to the multi-ministry task...

‘Thai Airways to seek rescue from bankruptcy court’

Flag carrier Thai Airways International Public Co. Ltd., still reeling from a series of net losses for three consecutive years, is now filing a...

ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

AirAsia Group retains workforce despite low travel demand

Malaysian carrier AirAsia Group Bhd was poised to retain all its employees in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak that has severely damaged...

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Bid to put Malaysia under state of emergency rejected

Malaysian King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin has rejected a proposal to declare a state of emergency to combat the increasing cases of coronavirus amid strong opposition...

Thailand government urged to boost ties with China

Thailand was seeking to deepen its trade relationship with China in a bid to support its ailing economy amid the global pandemic. In a report...

Malaysia seeks reopening of border with Singapore anew

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